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Dawn Patrol: Miracle at Medinah; McHenry man killed in crash

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  • Phil Mickelson reacts after a bad chip on the 17th hole Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Phil Mickelson reacts after a bad chip on the 17th hole Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Ian Poulter celebrate team Europe's Ryder Cup victory Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.

       Ian Poulter celebrate team Europe's Ryder Cup victory Sunday during the final day of the 2012 Ryder Cup at Medinah Country Club.
    Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

 
 

Europeans pull off miracle at Medinah

After a weekend filled with spectacular weather that showcased of the suburb's finest golf course to much of the world, the Europeans snatched victory from the Americans during an unexpected Sunday comeback charge. "Honestly, no, I can't believe it," said Justin Rose, only moments after Europe's victory, while standing on the 18th green celebrating with his teammates. "Did I really think it was possible? I mean, not really. So many things had to be perfect for us, and the Americans are so strong." Full story.

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Ryder expected to bring millions to local businesses

The tournament, which is played once every two years, not only provided local golf fans with world-class competition, but it boosted local businesses as visitors flocked to Medinah. The international event was on target to provide an influx of about $130 million for businesses in the entire Chicago region, including about $80 million for DuPage County businesses. "The Ryder Cup puts DuPage County on the world stage," said Greg Bedalov, president and CEO of Choose DuPage, touting the chance to show off the county. Full story.

Driver fled crash that killed 21-year-old McHenry man

A 21-year-old McHenry man was killed in a Saturday afternoon crash in Fox Lake that also injured two others. The driver who crashed a vehicle into a tree, killing David J. Letchinger Jr., who was a passenger in the 2004 Subaru, fled the scene but was captured, according to police. Police said charges are pending against the driver, and alcohol may have played a factor. Full story.

Fire destroys Des Plaines garage

Des Plaines fire investigators are looking into what caused a Sunday night blaze that torched a family's garage. The fire on Cumberland Parkway just north of Golf Road may have been caused by an electrical malfunction, and appeared to be accidental, officials said. The flames destroyed most of the garage and contents inside, and caused an estimated $20,000 in damages. Full story.

Sheriff's deputies shoot man with bean bag rounds

Members of the McHenry County sheriff's SWAT team shot a man with bean bag rounds Saturday afternoon after the man barricaded himself in a room and brandished a knife, according to police. Police, who were attempting to serve a domestic battery warrant on the man, said he pointed a handgun at deputies when they entered his residence. Deputies fired at the man but missed. A SWAT team was called to the scene and shot the man with bean bag rounds to incapacitate him. Full story.

Weather

Some clouds but nice with a high of 70 degrees expected today. It will be about 50 degrees as you head out the door, then dip back to about 53 degrees late tonight. Full story.

Traffic

Road work continues in Villa Park on Villa Avenue between Madison Street and St Charles Road. Please take care through the area. More traffic.

White Sox all but out of contention

The White Sox have lost 10 of their past 12 games and with three games to go, the team is all but out of contention for a playoff bid. The White Sox are three games behind Detroit and would need to win all three remaining games and have Detroit lose all three to retake control of 1st place in the AL Central. The White Sox are headed to Cleveland to start a three-game series tonight. Full story.

Bears playing to stay atop NFC North

Two incredible defenses and two offenses looking for an identity will face off when the Chicago Bears line up against the Dallas Cowboys on Monday Night Football tonight. Full story.

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